The Torah Procession after S. Hart

The Torah Procession after S. Hart

c. 1900 Continental

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Solomon Alexander Hart, British, 1806-1881
By monogrammist P. M. (Continental, active c. 1900)
Depicting a mid 19th Century scene of a Torah Procession during the Jewish Festival of Simchat Torah (The Feast of the Rejoicing of the Law) set in a synagogue in Leghorn (Livorno), Italy

The Original
Painted in 1850 by Solomon Alexander Hart, the original is on view at the Jewish Museum, New York City, donated by Mr & Mrs Oscar Gruss in 1956 (JM 28-55). It is a slightly larger version at 141.3cm high and 174.6cm wide. Hart was the first Jewish member of the British Royal Academy.
The Original
Painted in 1850 by Solomon Alexander Hart, the original is on view at the Jewish Museum, New York City, donated by Mr & Mrs Oscar Gruss in 1956 (JM 28-55). It is a slightly larger version at 141.3cm high and 174.6cm wide. Hart was the first Jewish member of the British Royal Academy.

The Jewish Festival of Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah- The Feast of the Rejoicing of the Law- is an occasion of great communal celebration. It marks the completion of the annual cycle of reading the Five Books of Moses and the immediate beginning again with Genesis. This work shows the celebration of Simchat Torah inside the magnificent synagogue in Leghorn (Livorno), Italy. The subject is a romantic vision of Italian Jews in exotic costume as they parade the Torah scrolls around the synagogue.
Masterworks of the Jewish Museum (2004) by Maurice Berger et al. pp. 126-127
The Emergence of Jewish Artists in Nineteenth-Century Europe (2001) by Susan T. Goodman et al. p. 59
Dimensions
Height 121.00 cm (47.64 inches)
Width 152.00 cm (59.84 inches)
Stock Code
14381
Medium
Oil on canvas
Signed/Inscribed
Monogrammed to the lower right 'PM'
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